South 31 Veterinary Clinic

As a practice serving Indianapolis for over 30 years, South 31 has come to know the community. We feel that it's important not only to practice to the highest professional standards, but also to look at the services offered from the point of view of our clients -- you.

South 31 Veterinary Clinic has provided full service veterinary and hospital care to the families of Indianapolis since 1977.

Our entire staff shares their expertise with a caring touch to pets and people alike. Clients come once and stay for a lifetime.

Located 1 1/2 miles south of I-465 on South US 31 the clinic is easily accessible to all of Indianapolis, as well as the southern suburbs of Southport, Greenwood, Beech Grove, and other communities. The clinic offers convenient hours for commuters.

Dr. Bruce McLaughlin notes: "We have a team of people that truly care for both the animals and their owners. Most of my staff has been with me for over 10-15 years (three for over 20 years). We are a family and have a lot of fun working together."

Feel free to call today to talk with staff about your pet's needs -- (317) 788-0893.


Part of what makes South 31 tick is the pieces of jigsaw puzzle -- that is an image of the staff that work here. The doctors bring knowledge, surgical skills and guidance, but the rest of the staff provide a bridge and an extension between the doctors and our valued clients. Together we are more than just a team, we are what makes the South 31 family. All in all the South 31 family has a compassion and empathy for their client's, and their client's pets.

  • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Bruce McLaughlin

    Dr. Bruce McLaughlin founded South 31 Veterinary Clinic in 1977. He is a graduate of Southport High School and Purdue University School of Veterinary Science and Medicine. He also is a member of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. He has 3 children, Barry, Brad, and Whitney as well as 6 grandchildren.

    Dr. McLaughlin is an active member of Unity Church of Indianapolis where he has served as both treasurer and president of the board of trustees.

    As a child he developed a great admiration of animals and was always bringing home stray dogs, cats, and even chickens. Much to his parents dismay at the age of 16 he brought home a horse he had purchased.

    Dr. McLaughlin takes a lot of pride in the care and compassion South 31 Veterinary Clinic provides for its clients.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1977
    Purdue University
    Bruce loves animals, traveling to Panama, and enjoys Mexican cuisine.
  • Dr. Jeff Ambrous

    Dr. Jeff Ambrous is an Indianapolis native. After attending the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, he returned to central Indiana. He has been in small animal practice for 22 years.  Dr. Ambrous joined South 31 in 2003. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as boating and swimming. He also likes spending time with his wife, two daughters, dogs and cat.

    Dr. Ambrous and his family have two Labrador retrievers and a German shepherd.  They also have a Maine coon cat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Purdue Veterinary School
    Red Dwarf, skiing, boating
  • Marcia Fox

    Marcia Fox has worked at the clinic since 1981. During this time she has raised a family and now also has four grandchildren. Marcia brings an abundance of good qualities to the clinic that has inspired each new employee that has come to work here since. Through every working week, she guides each of us through all aspects of veterinary care with honesty and professionalism. She covers all areas of the day-to-day running of the clinic, but at the same time, provides an approachable stance to all who work with her.

    Marcia is passionate about golden retrievers and loves when golden puppies come in to visit. She and husband Dennis have a Golden Retriever named Newman and a Bernese Mountain dog named Mortie and a cat named Clarence Thomas
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1981
    Franklin Community High School class of 1971
  • Kathie Weddle

    Kathie Weddle has worked at the clinic since 1982 and has known Dr McLaughlin since their school days. She has raised a family during her time at South 31 and now has 12 grandchildren. Kathie brings a warmth and charm to our family that binds us all together. She cares deeply for our clients and is always there with a friendly smile and words of encouragement during happy and some of those sad and difficult times.

    She and husband Gary have Gracie, their adorable miniature schnauzer.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1982
  • Linda Haug

    Linda Haug came to the clinic in 2000 from the Grooming Room. There's not enough space here to outline the valuable input that Linda has. She knows what you need and how to resolve an issue before the question is asked. Her integrity is second-to-none and her efforts tireless.

    Linda adores beagles and all cats. Linda has a Jack Russel mix named Soffie and her white cat named Snowy.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Cardinal Ritter High School class of 1973
    Camping, reading, hiking
  • Kim Coffey

    Kim Coffey began working at the clinic in 2006. Kim has added a strength to the workforce that is inspiring. Faultless in her sense of duty and determination, she will give the best possible service to you and your family.

    Kim has a Yochon or Borkie, a yorkie bichon frise mix, called Loki. She also has several indoor kitties but is proactive in helping local feral cats too.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Reading, gardening, cooking
  • Jessica Smith

    Jessica Smith works occasional Saturdays, in between working as a Veterinary Assisting Instructor at Central Nine and raising her two young children. She came to the clinic as a junior in High School in the spring of 1997 to work part time. Jess has remained a good friend of the clinic family and we enjoy those days that we still have her come in and work with us.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
  • Adam Cain

    Adam Cain is someone you might see on occasional Saturdays, a young man who now runs his family owned Marketing business. He came to the clinic to work part time as a young man and still enjoys being part of the South 31 family. Adam has always loved miniature schnauzers and currently has five.
  • Cami Forsell

    Cami Forsell has worked with us for nearly 10 years. Also previously from the Grooming room, she maintains an important part of clinic life through the upkeep and care that is needed in the kennels. A daily schedule of sanitation, feeding and sometimes giving medication to certain animals is a significant role in the running of the clinic. Cami is also responsible for the care of boarders and is well loved by our regular visitors.
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    Carly Coffey

    Carly Coffey came to us in 2016 and has become a wonderful addition to our clinic. She has plenty of experience with pets due to having many of her own at home. Carly will be helping down in our kennel taking care of our boarders and post surgery patients. She has such a big heart and loves every animal that enters the door. Carly is a sweet girl who enjoys being around the rest of the team- they're like her family!

    Carly is the proud momma of Kevin the Cat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Southport High School class of 2019
    She enjoys music- even singing herself, reading and watching anime, and perfecting her drawing skills
  • Mandy Johnson

    While going to school to be a Veterinary Technician, Mandy Johnson helps out around the clinic. Mandy came to us in February of 2017 and has been a great addition. Mandy's goal is to be a Veterinary Technician in Florida working with turtles at a turtle refuge. If you can't tell, Many loves turtles!

    Mandy has Bubba- a pit bull mix, Fuzz- an adult cat, and Junior, affectionately called JuJu- an adult cat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 06, 2017
    She loves turtles!
  • Jone Binford

    Jone Binford works for Perry Meridian School Corporation through the week along with us, here at South 31. Jone was a part of our team over a decade ago and we are glad to have her back. She combines her knowledge from then and is adapting to the skills we use today to become a great team member.

    Jone has an adorable schnauzer named Josie at home
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 06, 2017
  • Tampa Vance Brooks

    Tampa Vance Brooks is involved in cat rescue in her neighborhood- often taking in many of the cats she finds- to provide food and shelter for the adorable kitties. She starting working for South 31 in June of 2017, and though she is still learning the ropes, we think she will be a great part of the team. She is always eager to learn and work around the clinic. Tampa also loves to help out others in the community by volunteering at local hospitals. She continues to help out by doing pet rescue transports for various rescues like F.A.C.E, Indy Feral and FIDO

    Tampa has a zoo at home with 17 cats roaming the halls!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 06, 2017
    Lawrence Central High School class of 1972
    She loves kitties of all kinds, spending time with friends, and helping others.
  • Gregg Smith

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017